The Pinup Platoon: Miss Charlotte Cake

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Miss Charlotte Cake – image by Handcrafted Stories

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In association with Erstwilder, Mumpty is running a feature entitled The Pinup Platoon during the month of March. The Pinup Platoon features interviews with all ten Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, together with some other exciting content on the off-days. AND … we have a fabulous competition where you can win one of two highly-sought-after and now sold out, Erstwilder Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces – to find out all about it, see the details at the end of this interview with the fabulous Miss Charlotte Cake.

Soooo … without further ado; meet the lucky last, gorgeous pinup in our Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2015:

Miss Charlotte Cake …

Miss Charlotte Cake
Image by Anupam

Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  I have a real morbid curiosity when it comes to death and dark, gloomy things. I know, I know … it’s something I rarely talk about with others because you do get the odd strange look, but I am who I am!  I love watching documentaries on eerie Queen Victoria (the OG Goth), eating a whole packet of biscuits while glued to the CI channel, searching for mourning jewellery on Ebay, looking at tragic images from crime scenes, or reading about odd fetishes. I’m not sure where the fascination comes from, but the darker side definitely has some beauty to it.  Goodness, that’s an interesting way to start off a Q n’ A!  Hehe 🙂

Question two:
Think about your favourite outfit; your favourite pair of shoes; your favourite suspender belt … whatever!  If that particular item in your pinup kit could talk, what story do you think it would be most likely to tell?
A:  My favourite item of clothing is probably the ‘Havana’ dress from Pinup Girl Clothing.  I’m constantly raving about it and want it in every colour (I’m a block colours kind of gal, rather than prints).

I think if this dress could talk it would constantly be sharing the story of how the moment you pop that beauty on, everything changes … your mood, your confidence, your sassiness levels … everything! That dress is pure confidence and once it’s on I am ready to take whatever life throws at me that day! 

Question three:
How is your preparation for the Miss Pinup NZ competition coming along?  Would you like to offer our readers any “teasers” with regard to your particular talent or your outfits for Miss Pinup NZ?
A:  My preparations are actually coming along rather nicely.  I’m a big lists person, so everything is written down and being ticked off. What can the VVDO crowd expect on the day? Well I’m reluctant to give TOO much away, but if you can imagine a sweet hybrid of Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, Lucille Ball, the colour black and all vintage films – then you’ll basically have Miss Charlotte Cake’s favourite things wrapped into all four stages of the comp.

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  It would totally be Rockin’ Robin – by Bobby Day.

Question five:
If  you were to win Miss Pinup NZ 2015, how would you most likely celebrate your win from the options below:

a) I’d guzzle champagne through a gold-plated straw and get lightheaded and dizzy with all my friends.
b) Crank up the music and dance like crazy.
c) Enlist a flashmob and dance through the streets wearing your Miss Pinup NZ crown.
d) Take your crown on a road trip, Instagramming your antics all the way!
e) Go to a karaoke bar and sing your own praises.
f) Other (please specify!)
A:  While the above all sound pretty exciting, I would most likely bake a cake and eat the entire thing in celebration!  Mmmmm cake!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  Red lipstick – instant class and confidence booster.

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  To show my younger self that you can overcome the most crippling anxiety if you just hold on and take each day at a time. I  would never, in a million years, have expected to be up on that stage showcasing myself, because my anxiety used to possess my entire body and stop me doing the things I love.  I would never have let myself do it for being too afraid.

Now is the time that feels right, so bring it on!

Miss Charlotte Cake 3
Image of Miss Charlotte Cake by Zandy J Photography

Thank you so much Miss Charlotte Cake – it’s been fantastic chatting with you – best of luck with your aspirations for Miss Pinup NZ 2015.

Don’t forget, if you want to vote for Miss Charlotte Cake for Miss Publicity – you can do so by clicking here.

Erstwilder have very generously given Mumpty not one, but TWO, highly-sought-after and sold out Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces. So get in quick – this will be your last chance to secure one of these gorgeous creations!

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To enter, complete the following steps:

1) Like MumptyStyle’s Facebook page here and share this post (don’t forget to make it public)
2) Like the Erstwilder Facebook page here.
3) Sign up to Erstwilder’s newsletter here to be the first to learn about competitions and new designs.

To see Erstwilder’s existing designs, visit their website here. There’s a list of stockists too, just in case you don’t win one of the Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces – you need an Erstwilder in your life one way or another, right?!  Alternatively, if you can’t find the piece you want you can email and they’ll see what they can do to help.

To read the interviews with the other Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, click here.

And don’t forget to visit The Very Vintage Day Out 2015 website here and Facebook page here to find out about all the vintage and retro festivities over two fabulous days.

Cin cin darlings …

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